How to Pay Your Oil & Gas Commission Levy & Tax Invoice

You can make a payment for your oil and natural gas royalties and tax invoice:

Invoices are issued on the 23rd day of the month, two months after the production month. Your payment is due on the last day of the month or the next business day if the end of the month falls on a weekend or a B.C. statutory holiday. Penalties may apply to late payments.

Note: The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission Levy and the B.C. Crown Royalty do not share the same bank account. If you're making monthly payments for both, send them separately to each account instead of sending us a single payment.

Online using eTaxBC

eTaxBC is an online invoicing and payment portal that allows you to:

  • access and update your oil and natural gas account
  • pay your royalty and taxes
  • review your current and historical Crown invoices
  • see your eTaxBC payment history
  • correspond with ministry staff

eTaxBC includes online assistance as well as help through telephone and email.  Learn more about eTaxBC online services

Note: Your royalty analyst cannot offer technical assistance with eTaxBC.

Enrol for Access to eTaxBC

If you already have access to eTaxBC through another provincial tax, such as a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) account, you will be able to add your Oil and Gas accounts to your existing logon. To do this, you need your new account number(s) and the Letter ID or enrolment code that was sent to you.

If this is your first time using eTaxBC, refer to the instructions in the letter mailed to you that contains your new account number. Once you enrol for access to one Oil and Gas account, you will be able to add access to all your Oil and Gas accounts.

Pay through eTaxBC

Before you can make a payment using eTaxBC, you need to add your Canadian Financial Institution account information as a payment channel to your eTaxBC account. More information about making payments in eTaxBC is available in our eTaxBC online help guide.

Payment Effective Date

When you make a payment in eTaxBC, your payment will be effective on the date you enter as the Payment Date. For example, if you submit a payment on the due date before midnight Pacific Standard Time, your payment will be considered on time, even though we may not process it until the next day. 

Through Your Financial Institution

When you make a payment through bill payment services or electronic funds transfer, your payment will be effective the date recorded as received by the financial institution. 

When you make a wire transfer payment, your payment will be effective the date recorded as received in the province’s account. 

Note: Many financial institutions require payments to be submitted by a certain time for the payment to be accepted as received that day.

To pay your OGC levy and tax invoice using a bill payment service you need to add the Province of BC as a payee for each account to your bank account. To add a new payee to your bank account you need to know our payee name and your account number.

Payee name
You will find us listed with your financial institution as: BC - STMT OF ACCT

Note: Some banks and financial institutions may use a variation of the payee name above.  If you can't find us, call your bank for assistance.

Account number
Find your account numbers (e.g. OGC-XXXX) listed on your statement of account.

You can also find your account number by logging on to your eTaxBC account.

To make an electronic funds transfer you must:

  1. Provide your bank our account information
  2. Validate your payment by sending us your payment details

Account Information

For Oil and Gas Commission Fees and Levies, provide your bank with the following account information:

Bank Name: CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)
Bank Name & Branch Address:

CIBC Main Branch

1175 Douglas Street

Victoria BC  V8W 2E1

Account Name:  B.C. Oil & Gas Commission Levy Account
Bank Number: 0010
Bank Transit: 00090
Bank Account Number: 09-84515

Validate Your Payment

To avoid processing delays and ensure the proper application of your payment, you must send either an email or a fax with the following details:

  • Date payment was made
  • Amount of payment
  • Account number

You can send the payment details through:

If you do not validate your payment, we cannot match your payment to your account. This may result in interest being charged.

To pay by wire transfer you must:

  1. Provide your bank our account information
  2. Validate your payment by sending us your payment details

Wire transfers must be in Canadian dollars.

Account Information

For Oil and Gas Commission Fees and Levies, provide your bank with the following account information:

Beneficiary Name: Province of British Columbia
Address:

2 - 1810 Blanshard Street

Victoria BC V8T 4J1

Bank Name: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Address:

1175 Douglas Street

Victoria BC  V8W 2E1

Beneficiary Account Number: 09-84515
Bank Number: 0010
Transit Number: 00090
Bank Code: 001000090
Swift: CIBCCATT
Description or Reference Field: Account number (e.g. OGC – XXXX-XXXX)

Validate Your Payment

To avoid processing delays and ensure the proper application of your payment, you must send either an email or a fax with the following details:

  • Date payment was made
  • Amount of payment
  • Account number

You can send the payment details through:

If you do not validate your payment, we cannot match your payment to your account. This may result in interest being charged.

 

By Mail

When you mail your payment, it is considered on-time if full payment is received by our office and date stamped on or before 4:30p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on the due date.

If you mail your payment, make sure you leave enough time for it to be received in our office by the due date. Postmark and meter mark dates are not accepted as date of payment.

Be sure to also include the Account Remittance Advice payment voucher (attached to the Statement of Account) with your payment so we can identify your account(s).

To pay by cheque or money order, mail to:

Mineral, Oil and Gas Revenue Branch
Ministry of Finance
PO BOX 9328 STN PROV GOV’T
VICTORIA BC  V8W 9N3

Your cheque or money order must be in Canadian dollars and made payable to the Minister of Finance. Do not mail cash.